How exactly do I purchase AppleCare?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ashenfang, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. ashenfang macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2012
    I purchased two iPhone 5's from Verizon via pre-order and received them ok. I would like to purchase AppleCare+ for both phones but I can't figure out how to purchase it on Apple's site :confused: I don't see any "add to cart" options
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Once you receive them you have to go to the Apple store and have the genius inspect it to make sure it's not damaged.
  3. ashenfang thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2012
    ah, ok. That kinda sucks. The nearest store is 1+ hour away :(
  4. Jnava420 macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2011
    Lincoln, NE
    You don't have to go to a Apple store they say as long as ones not 50 miles but my closest one is 45 miles away they let me buy it over the phone today
  5. Juicy111 macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2011
    My nearest apple store is 2.5+ hours away.

    I just walked into my AT&T store, and got applecare+right there.
    Showed up instantly when I checked my serial number on Apples service site.
  6. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    I bought an iPhone 5 yesterday at my local AT&T store and Apple let me purchase AppleCare+ over the phone with them today.
  7. zeyank macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2009
    I also thought I would have to make the hour drive to my closest Apple Store, but on a whim I called them up and they were able to do it over the phone. I have a Verizon iPhone 5. Took 5 minutes and am really glad I didn't have to make the trip!
  8. Mac7 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    After getting a service replaced phone all I had to do was call AppleCare and added it to the iPhone.
  9. Steelers7510 macrumors 6502


    Jan 29, 2010
    Lake Tahoe
    Best to just purchase it on the spot when you first buy the phone, either online or in-store.
  10. lelisa13p macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Register both iPhones at and you should be able to buy it then, extending the regular buyer warranty.

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